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Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.
Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.
(Peter Power/The Globe and Mail)

Minister takes hands-off approach to miners’ problems

Joe Oliver doesn’t have many answers for the pain that miners are feeling.

As he headed to the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention in Toronto, the federal Minister of Natural Resources recognized the prevailing disease – a lack of access to capital – but could not offer much in the way of a cure.